Yamaha issues motorcycle recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2009-12 XVS95/CT (V Star 950/V Star 950 Tourer) motorcycles, manufactured from October 2008 through August 2011, and model year 2007 XVS1300/CT (V Star 1300/V Star Tourer) motorcycles, manufactured from August 2006 through March 2007.

The recall says there may not be a proper seal between the fuel pipes for the fuel injectors and the fuel hose that connects them due to an improperly molded fuel hose. The recall says that over time, pressurized fuel can begin leaking at the house connection points, which could result in a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery pipe free of charge. The potential number of units affected is about 2,800.

Also, Yamaha also is recalling certain model year 2012 XTZ12B/BC (Super Tenere) motorcycles, manufactured from June 1, 2011, through Aug. 31, 2011. During the assembly process, the fuel pump O-ring may have been installed incorrectly in its groove. If the tabs located around the inner circumference of the O-ring were not seated into the groove properly during pump installation, the O-ring sealing lip could be pinched and damaged, preventing proper sealing. This could allow fuel to leak from around the fuel pump mounted under the fuel tank.

Yamaha dealers will replace the fuel pump O-ring free of charge. The potential number of units affected is 1,069.

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